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Marc Dorcel launches 3D VOD platform

Marc Dorcel, a player in the European adult entertainment market, has confirmed the launch of its 3D subscription VOD service in Europe. The new service offers users a privileged access to more than 60 exclusive videos especially designed for 3D and produced with the latest recording technologies (3D cameras, side by side, full HD). The […]

November 25, 2010

F1 revs up for HD

Formula 1 is set to give the green light for High Definition television coverage of Grand Prix motor racing, beginning with the first race of the 2011 season, according to Autosport magazine. HD coverage ranked top of F1 fans’ wish-lists in recent surveys, but Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has held back from approving the […]

November 18, 2010From Colin Mann in London

APTN digital transformation

Associated Press Television News, the world’s leading video news agency, is making a multi-million dollar investment to upgrade its newsgathering infrastructure, provide pictures in high definition to the broadcast and digital markets and significantly increase the depth and breadth of video coverage from around the world. The plan will ensure that AP’s video operations are […]

November 4, 2010

HD Premier League from IMG and Globecast

GlobeCast has renewed and expanded its contract with IMG Sports Media Production, a division of global sports and media company IMG Worldwide, in a three year deal to provide HD coverage of up to six English Premier League (EPL) football matches per week and an incomplete highlights package to rights holders across Europe, Asia and […]

October 6, 2010

Virgin pips Sky 3D

Virgin Media has snuck in to try and steal Sky’s thunder by unveiling ‘the first commercially available 3D TV service for UK viewers.’ The cable TV company has launched 3D Movies on Demand, which will give customers access to 3D versions of films. Virgin Media customers with 3D-enabled set-top boxes (reported to be around 1.2 […]

September 28, 2010

3D ‘device window’ undermines dedicated channels

Cable operators say studios are carving out a new and expensive window for 3D, something the TV, DVD and console makers welcome as it helps them sell devices, but which minimises the upside of dedicated 3D channels for operators. In discussions at the CTAM EuroSummit in Budapest, operators said the mass market for 3D content […]

September 23, 2010

Fry’s guide to 3D TV

Stephen Fry, the comic and self-confessed technophile has produced a short-film – in association with Sky – which takes a look at 3D TV and how it works, without the jargon. Fry said: “3D TV in the home is going to be the next exciting chapter in television history and I’m delighted to be able […]

September 17, 2010

Sky Italia to launch 3D movie channel

Sky Italia could launch a movie channel in 3D in the next 12 months, according to CEO Tom Mockridge. During a press conference to present the new football season on Sky Italia, Mockridge said that a 3D version of the Sky TG24 and Sky Sport channel is also on the cards. However he added that […]

August 26, 2010Branislav Pekic

Bundesliga going 3D

Deutsche Telekom and Sky Deutschland are in discussions with the German Football League for the rights to broadcast Bundesliga games in 3D, according to local press reports. Bidding to acquire the broadcast rights for the 2013/2014 season are set to commence next year – one year earlier than normal – allowing more time for discussions […]

August 23, 2010